Gocken History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Gocken family
The surname Gocken was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Gocken family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gocken research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1455, 1487, 1590, 1638, 1616, 1659, 1612, 1687, 1612, 1594, 1638, 1634, 1616, 1659, 1666, 1660 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Gocken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gocken Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gokin, Goken, Gocken, Gockin, Gockeine, Gookin, Gookine, Gochin, Cockin, Cockine, Gocking and many more.
Early Notables of the Gocken family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Vincent Gookin (1590?-1638), English writer about the Irish nation, youngest son of John Gookin, Esq., of Ripple Court in Kent. 
Vincent Gookin (1616?-1659), Surveyor-General of Ireland, eldest son of Sir Vincent Gookin, appears shortly after the death of his father to have disposed of his Gloucestershire property to a Dr...
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Migration of the Gocken family to Ireland
Some of the Gocken family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gocken family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
- Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print